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Henry Buck
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   Posted 6/14/2007 2:17 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi. New Finale user... I've been attempting to lay out a score in Finale with the Staff tool, but haven't been able to actually add any new instruments. Any staff I add is "linked" to either the first staff in the score (Piccolo) or whichever staff I select and insert it above. I say "linked" in the sense that the staves are copies of each other; any change in channel, GM instrument, etc. automatically applies to the other(s). I've looked through all the menus, the instrument list, and everything, but I've found no way to stop one change from applying to every new staff and the staff it is based off of. This sort of situation in Overture 4 could be corrected simply by opening the Track Window and changing the MIDI channels of the staves (having the same channel caused them to be linked). However, changing the MIDI channel of one staff in Finale, like any change, applies to all the other affected staves.

Any idea how to separate these staves?
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   Posted 6/14/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
In the instrument list window, in the pulldown menu of the middle column, select "New Instrument" to define several new instruments, each one with a specific midi channel and sound patch. Then apply the instruments to the appropriate staves.


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   Posted 6/14/2007 2:45 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks very much.
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